It appears that the US Bishops are not playing softball any more.
The nation’s Catholic bishops have told Congress that they oppose H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, as it currently stands, because the health-care reform bill would mandate funding and insurance coverage for abortion.
But, but, but, ......Obama says that's not true!
Well, that's ObamaFiction, to be polite.
...Rigali, the archbishop of Philadelphia, Pa., pointed out in the letter that the legislation would give the secretary of health and human services the power to make unlimited abortion “a mandated benefit” in the “public health insurance plan” the government will manage nationwide."
In other words, Obama is playing games. Gee! Golly! I'm shocked!!
Because some federal funds would be authorized and appropriated without passing through the Labor/HHS appropriations bill, Rigali pointed out they “would not be subject to the Hyde Amendment or other federal provisions that prevented federal funding of abortion and of health-benefits packages that include abortion.”
It's time to scrap HR 3200 and start over.
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